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Score Product Price Our Take
La Sportiva TX2 $130
Editors' Choice Award
Only snow and ice can stop these approach machines.
La Sportiva TX4 $140
Top Pick Award
If you're looking for one approach shoe to do it all, this is the one.
Five Ten Guide Tennie $120
Top Pick Award
This shoe is the favorite of our testers for easy scrambles and climbs.
La Sportiva Boulder X $120
Best Buy Award
This workhorse of a shoe is good to go on everything from alpine scrambles to El Cap.
Arc'teryx Acrux SL $170
Top Pick Award
This is the best shoe for long descents.
Evolv Cruzer Psyche $79
The lightest shoe in our review and a good choice if you have to carry your shoes up a multi-pitch.
Scarpa Gecko $160
These shoes are a good balance between sensitivity for climbing and support for hiking.
Salewa Firetail 3 $139
This supportive shoe will keep you steady on your feet all the way to the crag.
Five Ten Access $140
This isn't the shoe for climbing El Cap, but it does a great keeping you comfy on the way to the sport crag.
Evolv Zender $99
These shoes are not supportive enough to justify the weight increase over the Cruzer and Cruzer Psyche.